It feels so good to block book some creative time and then be inspired by the friends and fabric.
The tradition is that when my other half is in Vegas for a soccer tournament the girls gather here and have a fun weekend. This year the injured player had to stay home hurting on the couch but I didn’t cancel my day of fun and friends. I did get my fitness in running up and down four flights of stairs providing him with some basic nursing care.
I have no UFO’s (unfinished objects aka quilts) and was feeling uninspired. I wanted something quick, easy and fulfilling. So I created a random pattern and size table runner and then played with my machine to quilt it. It’s not exactly as I planned but I’m pretty sure the recipient is going to love it.
Then I needed to make my niece her baby gift and she’s in hospital awaiting the “timbits” (her words not mine) early arrival. I had promised a car seat cover in primary colours so knew that his needed to be next. That gift would be finished but I lacked Velcro.
Meanwhile my friends were stitching away. One finished the hand binding on an adorable baby quilt while the other completed a top for a ragged flannel quilt.
Of course the entire time we sewed we also talked. I’m not sure which was most therapeutic but all in all it was a fabulous few hours upstairs in one of my favourite spaces. I even got some free OCD out of it because if a certain someone gets bored they move along to something else and that happened to be my scraps. But now I need her to come back because you can see she didn’t finish! Bernie
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